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9 Newest TAP Group begins at Victory UCC in Stone Mountain, GA. On 

Thursday, September 30th, a course on Introduction to UCC History and Polity 
gets underway. The course is being co-facilitated by Associate Conference 
Minister Kathy Clark and Jowanna Tillman, a 2009 TAP graduate from Victory. 

■ The Women's Fellowship of First Congregational Church UCC, 
Birmingham will present Dr. Hattie G. Lamar in a program for the evening 
entitled, "Their Eyes Were Watching God." Saturday October 9, 2010 at 5pm. All 
are welcome! 

■ Jane Acuff, associate pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Decatur extends 
invite - Make Plans to Attend - SING OUT, STEP UP. An event at Johnetta B. 
Cole Living Learning Center Auditorium on the 
Spelman College campus in Atlanta, GA. 
October 21, 2010 | 7pm 
For more information visit their website. 

■ United Church UCC, Huntsville, will be 
celebrating its fiftieth anniversary October 2-3. 
There will be program throughout the day on 
Saturday and at the Sunday worship, there will 
be a welcoming of previous ministers, and a 
covenant of recommitment. 

9 Trinity Congregational Church United 
Church of Christ celebrated its 139th Annual 
Founder's Day on September 5, 2010. The theme was "The Strength to Love in 
Times Like These". Rev. Dorinda P. Broadnaxfrom Community Congregational 
Church UCC, Montgomery, AL brought an inspiring and challenging message at 
the 11:00 worship. 

9 Kirkwood UCC, Atlanta, has joined Christ Covenant Church of Decatur for 

a six-week course on the history and polity of the United Church of Christ, led by 
Tim Downs and the staff of the Conference. The class, which is available to any 
church that wishes to know more about our roots and our mission, is an overview 
of our denomination. Christ Covenant is seeking affiliation with the United Church 
of Christ. Its pastoral staff has been licensed for ministry by the Georgia-South 
Carolina Association. 

■ Kirkwood UCC, which has outgrown its worship space, is in the midst of an 
expansion and renovation of the space to accommodate its growing ministries and 
congregation. Kirkwood UCC, a successful new church start will soon seek to be a 
congregation in full standing witin the UCC. 

■ First Congregational UCC, Atlanta, has announced that having secured a 
loan from the Cornerstone Fund of the UCC they are moving ahead to break 
ground on a major church renovation. 

9 Safe Harbor Family Church, Jackson, MS, has been in a discernment 
process leading to a request for affiliation with the United Church of Christ through 
the Alabama-Tennessee Association. Tim Downs, Cameron Trimble, and Kathy 
Clark have visited three times to assist in introducing the church to the UCC, and 
Gwen Thomas, the Acting Director of the UCC Coalition for LGBT concerns has 
visited as well. Member of the church were a part of the Southeast Conference 


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All-staff day helps UCC national 
offices staff find new ways to 

More than 100 national staff 
members from Cleveland and 
other U.S. locations gathered 
today at the UCC's national 
headquarters for worship, 
breakout discussions and 
report-backs relating to the 
tasks and transitions involved in 
their work. 

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